21-year-old to face court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving while drunk in Lakenheath

16:57 23 July 2014

Steven Samuel will face court in Bury St Edmunds on September 2

Steven Samuel will face court in Bury St Edmunds on September 2

A 21-year-old man will face court in September for allegedly killing a 22-year-old in Lakenheath after driving while drunk.

John Joe Scott, from Wingfield Road, in Lakenheath, was killed in the village on October 19 last year when he was the front seat passenger in a blue Ford Focus on Undley Road, shortly after 5.30am.

The driver, Steven Samuel, was arrested at the scene and has now been charged with one count of causing death by careless driving while under the influence of alcohol.

The 21-year-old, from Hasse Road, Soham, is currently on bail prior to an appearance at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Septemeber 2.

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